CCC supports EO on PDP 2023-2028 to achieve climate resilience, sustainable dev’t

March 30, 2023 Thursday

MANILA, Philippines — The Climate Change Commission (CCC) supports the Executive Order on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023–2028, as part of the whole-of-government and whole-of-nation approach toward achieving climate resilience and sustainable development.

The National Economic and Development Authority formally launched the PDP 2023-2028 through Executive Order (EO) No. 14, s. 2023, signed by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. on 30 January 2023 during the "From Plan to Action: PDP 2023-2028 Forum."

The PDP 2023–2028 is a plan for deep economic and social transformation to reinvigorate job creation and accelerate poverty reduction by steering the economy back on a high-growth path. This growth must be inclusive, building an environment that provides equal opportunities to all Filipinos, and equipping them with skills to participate fully in an innovative and globally competitive economy.

President Marcos said that the PDP 2023-2028 "will set the Philippines towards becoming an upper-middle income country by the year 2025. But beyond economic development, the Plan also focuses on social development and protection, disaster resilience, digital transformation, and many other things."

Under Part IV: Enabling Environment, Chapter 15 of the PDP identifies the goal for communities, institutions, and natural and built environments to be "more resilient to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change" by 2028.

To achieve this objective, this chapter identified three strategies: increasing the climate and disaster risk resilience of communities and institutions; enhancing ecosystem resilience; and enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The CCC is part of the Planning Committee that developed the Chapter on Accelerate Climate Action and Strengthen Disaster Resilience. The Commission provided relevant climate information, i.e., climate budget tagging data, Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) compliance, and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) information.

For its part, the CCC will continue its efforts to strengthen its programs to elevate and strengthen the country’s climate agenda.

Under the Climate Change Expenditure Tagging, PHP 458.66 billion was tagged for climate related programs for fiscal year (FY) 2023. This is 58.30% higher than the 2022 climate budget of PHP 289.73 billion.

LCCAP submissions climbed from 715 at the end of 2021 to 1,397 at the end of 2022. The CCC targets to have 100% compliance from 1,715 LGUs by FY 2024.

The NDC calls for the systematic integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation in various phases of policy formulation and development plans, specifically in the sectors of agriculture, waste, industry, transportation, forestry, and energy sectors based on available science and technology. The CCC will continue to engage all stakeholders concerned in the NDC implementation, updating, and monitoring and review processes.

To support and operationalize the PDP, the CCC is updating the National Climate Change Action Plan and the NDC, strengthening the implementation of the National Climate Risk Management Framework (NCRMF), and developing the National Adaptation Plan (NAP), in promoting the Commission’s goal of a climate-resilient and climate-smart Philippines.

For updates and information on the work of the Commission, visit the official website